Fairmont has a total population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406. Of these students, 4,574 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Fairmont State University is the largest chemistry school in Fairmont, based on student population. In 2010, Fairmont State University graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairmont chemistry schools was an average of $21,604 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairmont-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fairmont after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Fairmont, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 710 chemists in West Virginia, 80 were working in the greater Fairmont area. The number of chemists in Fairmont is expected to decrease by -6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Fairmont, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,480 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.